RICK PARFITT JNR
RACING DRIVER, ROCK MUSICIAN AND FIRST EVER DOUBLE CLASS BRITISH GT CHAMPION.
Rick has won multiple national and international Karting titles in his youth including the Le Mans 24 Du Karting and Dubai 24hr. His band plays all over the world and has played alongside legends including, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, Spandau Ballet, Madness, Simple Minds, Belinda Carlisle to name but a few.
Rick switched from Karts to cars in 2011 in the GT5 class where he showed great pace securing two lap records along the way and then graduated to the British GT4 class in 2013 where he became champion in his debut year. From there he was drafted into the factory Ginetta GT3 Squad and from there moved to Bentley in 2016 a marque which he went on to race for the next 4 years.
Rick has won many accolades in his short car racing career, including over 20 podiums, and in 2013 he became British GT4 Champion in his debut year, in 2014 he was voted ‘Mobil 1 Master of The Year’, in 2016 and 2017 he was the Bentley ‘Am driver of the year’ and finished his debut Bentley year in 3rd position in the GT3 class.
In 2017 he went two positions better, and became the first ever driver to win Both GT4 and GT3 titles. Rick also won the iconic RAC Trophy (the first time it had been awarded since 1932!), became British GT3 overall drivers and ‘Pro Am’ Champion and was voted Blancpain ‘Am Driver of the year’. A truly stellar year that delivered Team Parker and Bentley Motors their first ever Pole Position, first ever GT3 win and their first ever British GT title.
The British Racing Drivers Club also then awarded Rick the ‘John Cobb Trophy’ for achieving success of ‘outstanding character’ whilst driving a British car, and also the prestigious ‘Innes Ireland trophy’ for best displaying the characters of courage and sportsmanship.
Rick’s aim is to race at the highest level of motorsport possible and to consistently show that you should not be defined by illness.
In 2022 Rick will be competing in the British Touring Car Championship.
1996 – 2004 National and International Karting – Multiple titles
2010 – Silverstone Classic ‘Celebrity Race’ – Winner
2011 – British GT5 – Team HHC
2012 – British GT5 – Team Pirahna Motorsport
2013 – British GT4 – Optimum Motorsport – Champion
2014 – British GT4 – Century Motorsport
2015 – British GT3 – Factory Ginetta Team LNT
2016 – British GT3 – Bentley Team Parker
2017 – British Gt3 – Bentley Team Parker – Champion
2018 – Briotish GT3 – Bentley Team Parker
2019 – British GT3 – Bentley Team JRM
2021 – British Touring Car Championship – Exceler8
2022 British Touring Car Championship – Team Hard
Rick is also a proud ambassador for Crohns and Colitis UK an aims to prove that you can achieve your dreams despite suffering from a debilitating illness.